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Re: ETags?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 00:25:18 +0100
Message-ID: <41F4325E.6030004@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> I wish it were so easy to write short, clear specifications that could 
> be unambiguously understood and implemented.  I wish features could be 
> orthogonal.

Features *can* be orthogonal. Sometimes they aren't (in which case a 
spec needs to say something about it). The more orthogonal you make 
them, the simpler the specs and the interdependencies.

> However, bindings together with existing WebDAV features, while mostly 
> orthogonal, have a few interesting, confusing or important interactions.
> This isn't an unlimited set of work, folks.  All these issues have been 
> raised before this last call period (except maybe one?) and it isn't an 
> ever growing set.  We're talking about maybe half a page of new text to 
> clarify important interactions to implementors, and then we're done and 
> we'll have a really good spec.

At this point, unless you have a *specific* proposal for specification 
text, I don't really find this comment really helpful...

Best regards, Julian

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